Camping Essentials You Need to Take

These items aren’t really needed to have a successful camping trip, but they certainly will make the trip more enjoyable for all involved.

Ohuhu Portable Nylon Fabric Hammock – Got to Review

      • Crafted with 100% high strength breathable nylon fabric, which is light, quick drying, strong, mildew resistant, machine washable, and so silky soft and comfortable
      • Large Size Fits For Most Situations – 115″ Long x 55″ Wide of unfold size is enough for most requirements
      • Easy to pack and storage, it is easily folded and fits into an integrated pocket with 8″ x 5″ x 5″ of folding size
      • Maximum support weight: 600lbs, which accommodates up to two adults
      • The hammock is equipped with hook holder for easy & convenient use

ZeeGear LED Sports Waist Pack Security Kit – Got to Review 

      • Comes with referee safety whistle, lanyard, reflecting laces & lace locks for added personal safety
      • Reflecting waist pack has 2 handy pockets for iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy Note plus keys, cash & I.D.
      • LED waist pack has 2 lighting modes: Blinking or solid, for high visibility, safety & confidence
      • Waist pouch is light-weight & recharges with a USB cable (included) so there’s no need for batteries
      • Perfect addition to your hiking, jogging or cycling safety gear – Be seen – Be safe at night!

Etekcity Water Resistant Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speakers – Got to Review

      • Bluetooth 2.1 with up to 10 meters (33 feet) of wireless playback range. Enjoy up to 8 hours of tunes with a full battery charge.
      • Reliable weatherproof build and sturdy exterior speaker design. Engineered to outlast the outdoors, no matter where you go.
      • Enabled with HFP bluetooth profile and built-in mic for hands-free phone calls. Built with safe and convenient multifunctionality for automobile use
      • Max 5w output for an incredible powerful high-def stereo sound with full range output, crystal clear articulate high end.
      • Durable and portable design for fast on-the-go functionality. Attach to buckles and bags with the included carabiner clip for simplified hands-free performance.

Simple Hat – Got to Review

I stopped him in the middle of working to snatch a picture of him. He was a good sport to let me get him like this.
      • 100% Acrylic
      • One size fits all
      • Adjustable velcro closure at back
      • Spot Clean Imported
      • Dealzip is a registered USPTO trademark No. 86610217

If you’re looking for a more practical list that covers every aspect of what you need to take on a camping trip be sure to check out this camping checklist complete with a printable version.

Which one of these camping essentials do you like the most? 

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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny. Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

8 comments on “Camping Essentials You Need to Take”

  1. Great tips! That tent is intense, it sounds amazing. How does that mosquito bracelet work? Is it scented? I can’t wait to start camping with our little ones. Maybe next year when our youngest is one. Though I’m worried that my three year old will wander out of the tent. Maybe we’ll start with a camper and work our way to a tent.

    • The mosquito bracelets work really well. They work so well the kids ask for them so that they can enjoy the outdoors longer here because by 4 pm our yard is filled with them. Now they can enjoy being outside longer. I don’t smell any scent on these. Zeva is three, and I would trust her to stay in a tent WITH US. Of course, any excuse to get a camper is a good one in my book. 😉

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  2. I like the bug bracelets – I use them too, plus I have an all-natural bug spray that is made from lemon and eucalyptus, so I smell like a salad, but I’m horribly allergic to bug bites. That camping dining set is a lot fancier than the odds and ends that I use. It would be nice to have a matched set. Plus I like those stacking tumblers. I’ll bet the metal helps keep your drinks colder. And I like the chair with the pocket for your magazine – my problem is those things are a bugger to get out of, if you’re a bit um, hefty. I’d like one that’s just a bit taller. #SITSSharefest

    • I’m a bit hefty too so I can relate to your point of view concerning the chair. I love the Hammock even if I have to roll out of it because it’s so utterly comfortable and relaxing to be in despite my size.
      There’s nothing wrong with odd and ends on a camping trip. I do like the idea of a matching set myself.
      The metal cups really do keep your drinks at their starting temperature longer. (Beware if you put a hot drink in it,though!)

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  3. We are planning to go on a camping vacation for the family , good thing that i came across this post and be cause i liked the tent. That insect repellent bracelets got me curious though, how do thy work?

    • The ingredients in them keep the mosquitoes away just by wearing them on your wrists or ankles. They have a very strong odor, but it’s well worth it to me.

  4. Well, I always like to advice that when camping, you should totally leave all gadgets aside from your phone at home. Especially when you go with kids, you are gonna want to make them appreciate the beauty of nature — which could be impossible when their eyes are glued to screens!

    Also, bring healthy food. I did many researches about camping and experts advice insect repellent bracelets and good backpacks mostly .


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